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Intrauterine devices (IUD)

Intrauterine devices (IUD)

What is IUCD?

IUCD is an acronym for intrauterine contraceptive device. Intrauterine products (IUD) have been in use since early 60s but due to side effects of septic abortions and infections, they were withdrawn and only one type of Intrauterine devices (IUD) was in use by 1988. Today, IUDs continue to be the most popular reversible method of contraception and currently the choice of more than 1000 million women worldwide

What types of IUCDs are available?

There are many types like the:

  1. The 380 mm2 copper T intrauterine gadget (TCu380A, marketed as ParaGard)
  2. Levonorgestrel intrauterine program (LNG-IUS, sold as Mirena

How will an IUCD work?

Evidence suggests that IUCD impacts events before egg implantation and fertilization to allow a pregnancy. Listed below are mechanisms of the way the IUCD or IUD works. Once implanted by the gynecologist, the IUD prevents uterine pregnancy by

How to use an IUCD

If you choose to use an IUCD, you will need to see a gynecologist who will perform a medical examination and necessary tests before the insertion. The tests performed include tests for infections such as UTI and a check for pregnancy. The following are recommended:

How its is inserted

How long can the IUCD stay in the body?

Who is qualified to receive IUCD?

Continue Reading Who qualifies to really have the TCu380A IUD?

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